[Samba] Windows and Linux can't access Samba at the same time.

Adam Barnes adamcbarnes at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 16:33:27 MST 2014


Sorry, I tried to keep it brief in case it was a simple mistake that i'd

For the samba username and password on windows ive added the details to the
user credentials,
and on raspbmc I created a new user with the same username and password and
the same uid.

The server is running Ubuntu 12.04.3 server edition, with samba 3.6.3
The config file is:

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:*
%n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
obey pam restrictions = yes
map to guest = bad user
encrypt passwords = true
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passdb backend = tdbsam
wins support = true
dns proxy = no
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
unix password sync = yes
workgroup = WORKGROUP
os level = 20
#security = share
security = user
map to guest = Bad User
syslog = 0
panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
usershare allow guests = yes
max log size = 1000
pam password change = yes
netbios name = ubuntuserver
client lanman auth = yes
client ntlmv2 auth = no

valid users = MD,XB
path = /home/adam/Desktop/Music
write list = MD

follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
unix extensions = no

Samba is on raspbmc version 3.6.6. Maybe i've got this totally confused but
I didn't think that this was needed? there are no files shared from raspbmc
it only accesses the files
on the server? The config file is:

workgroup = WORKGROUP
#usershare allow guests = yes
#security = share
security = user
follow symlinks = yes
wide links = no
unix extensions = no
lock directory = /var/cache/samba

On 8 February 2014 14:37, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny at googlemail.com> wrote:

> On 08/02/14 02:33, Adam Barnes wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Ive setup an ubuntu server running samba as a media server for xbmc.
>> Ive used webmin to setup samba, on which I have two users one with read
>> only access and one with read/write.
>> I access the samba shares using windows and raspbmc (based on Debian).
>> The way I want my setup to work is most machines will user the samba user
>> with read only, but to have one machine
>> with full access. This works perfectly with only windows machines on the
>> network (excluding the server)
>> The problem im having is that when I add raspbmc it is unable to access
>> the
>> shares, it just rejects the password.
>> I found out that if I change the security setting from "security = share"
>> to "security = user" then raspbmc is able to access the shares,
>> but windows is not, and vice versa.
>> Im really stuck on this and would appreciate any help.
>> Thank very much.
>> Adam
> As my crystal ball is on the blink, could you give us a bit more info,
> like what version of ubuntu you are using, a copy of the smb.conf on the
> ubuntu machine and also a copy of smb.conf from the raspberry pi
> Rowland

More information about the samba mailing list